Participation… The New Horizon in Dental CE


I hear…
…and I forget
I see…
…and I remember
I do…
…and I understand.
Ancient Chinese Proverb

We're BETTER Because We're DIFFERENT

A personal message from IDS Founder, Larry J. Sangrik, DDS

Dental professionals know continuing education is an investment of both time and money. Beyond the direct costs of tuition and travel, there are indirect personal and financial costs like time away from family and loss of practice income. As a fulltime practicing dentist, I understand.

The web has helped…to a degree. If the only thing someone seeks is a person narrating PowerPoint slides from behind a podium, then live dental CE courses are obsolete. A dentist can "watch" continuing education on the internet much like watching a sit-com on television.

However, we all know from experience what leading educational authorities tell us: True learning does not occur from merely listening to a speaker. It occurs when participants become involved in the course.

That is why Interactive Dental Seminars focuses exclusively on PARTICIPATORY dental continuing education.

Depending on your educational objectives, we offer participatory dental continuing education courses ranging from 1 to 6 days, many in nearby venues.

Our Mission

Interactive Dental Seminars seeks to provide the dental profession with the nation's finest participatory dental continuing education courses in order to:

  • Improve medical emergency preparedness in response to the increasing complexity, sophistication and invasiveness of modern dental treatment, and…
  • Empower dentists and their teams to better understand and serve the needs of the apprehensive dental patient both psychologically and pharmacologically.

Our Programs

Our programs are interactive in two important ways:

  • Each course has a participatory workshop component.
  • Each course utilizes an audience response system (ARS)

Audience Response System

Anyone who has seen the TV program, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"™ has already seen an audience response system.

What most of the dental profession has yet to experience is how an audience response system can actually improve learning during dental continuing education.

By incorporating an audience response system into the program, the instructor can pose questions and everyone gets instant feedback. In this way, difficult or unclear material can be clarified or reviewed while concepts that are readily understood are not emphasized to the point of boredom.

Where We Can Take You

Each of our courses is available ala carte and is of great value to general dentists, dental specialists and all members of the dental team.

In addition, our courses can be combined to help you fulfill the ADA Guidelines in the following areas:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Mild Sedation via oral administration in combination with Nitrous Oxide
  • Moderate Sedation via oral administration in combination with Nitrous Oxide

(NOTE: It is important to consult your state dental board to understand
 their requirements before undertaking advanced sedation courses.)

The program has flexibility. You may want to get started with our flagship course: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. Perhaps The Science of Dental Fear is of more interest to you. Regardless, you can take the modules in the order that best meets your educational needs.

Call (440) 286-7138 Today